Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It's hard to put it into words.

I know that Jesus Christ loves us. I know He wants what is best for us. I believe He helps us in any trials and any struggles we have. It is because He loves us, which is why He lets us have hard times in our lives. Christ is the bread of life, we must partake of that bread on a daily bases in order to not go too hungry. You might ask yourself, how do I eat this spiritual food? The answer is in the Gospel, first we must have faith that Christ is our Savior, we do this by reading from the scriptures at least once a day, ideally multiple times a day. Second, we must know that God is real, we do this by praying, we must pray with real intent meaning we must be willing to act on the answer we receive, we must be willing to allow God to speak back to us. Third, we have to do what we have come to know is right, we do this by going to Church every Sunday and partake of the Sacrament. Through the Sacrament, we are able to renew our Baptismal covenants. It is like a roller coaster, when we partake of the Sacrament we are brought back to the top, as we go through out the week, we slowly go down hill, if we get to the bottom, the ride ends and the joy is over, so we have to take the sacrament in order to get back to the top, so that we can continue to have joy.

I feel like this the Gospel is essential to life, and I know Christ gave us the Gospel. It all starts with having faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He has paid for our sins. The second is trying to repent of our past mistakes, True Repentance comes when we want to change for the better. We must then be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. We need the Holy Ghost in order to follow the last part, that is Endure to the End. I learned that Endure using the Greek translation means, to become perfect, like unto God. Part of Enduring is the Sacrament.

Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of us! He wants us, His children, to be happy, so he gave us Agency. I know we are loved. I ask, can you feel of His love in the way you live your life? If not, I ask you to seek the spirit in finding what you need to change in your life in order to more readily feel of His love, and bring you joy. I know prayer is powerful and it works, we can talk to our Heavenly Father, and He will listen and answer us. Heavenly Father is a God who cares.

If you have not read the Book of Mormon, do it! If you have not prayed to know it is true, do it! If you have not received and answer that it is right, get to a point where you can pray with real intent. I know these things to be true, and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Love,
Elder Warkentin

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